4 Contact Hours

This course discusses the evolution of early intervention (EI), the factors that influence occupational therapy practice in EI, and the role of occupational therapy services in EI. This entry-level course is appropriate for occupational therapist and assistants.

Chapter 4 Outline

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 4

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach (2012)" Edited by Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA.  Copyright 2012 FA Davis.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Examine the parallel evolution of occupational therapy and early intervention, and describe how occupational therapy services in early intervention have been defined.
2. Identify the contextual influences on early intervention.
3. Incorporate concepts of family-centered care, relationship-based care, and natural environments into the conceptual framework of occupational therapy in early intervention.
4. Identify performance patterns and areas of occupation that are relevant in early intervention.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Early Intervention: The Role of Occupational Therapy

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3. Coursework - Early Intervention: The Role of Occupational Therapy

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4. Course Final and Survey - Early Intervention: The Role of Occupational Therapy

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion